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Upside to federal shutdown

23 January, 2018, 02:20 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Park was closed for 16 days in October 2013-the last time the federal government partially shut down

Concessionaires aren't impacted, so places like the National Park Inn and its restaurant will not be closed as long as the road to Longmire is open, Swartout said.

A recording from the Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters in North Carolina said the Roanoke corridor of the parkway is closed for Saturday, Jan. 20, but gives no explanation as to why other sections are closed.

Example of services that would not be open: a gift shop inside a visitors center would not be open because a Park ranger would not be available to unlock the visitors center or to staff the visitors center. Rangers said the public would still have access to the park's open spaces and roads.

We are prioritizing access to the most accessible and most iconic areas of parks and public lands. A government shutdown could disproportionately harm those communities if parks remained closed.

The shutdown, which began after Democrats on Friday refused to vote for a stop-gap measure that would have funded the government through February 16, put most "non-essential" government employees on furlough.

"Parks will be open this time, and they weren't before", Mulvaney said.

The Trump administration has claimed the National Parks Service was afflicted with a culture of sexual misconduct during the administration of President Barack Obama that was not adequately addressed by the previous leadership. "All restrooms, visitor centers and other facilities are closed".

The vendors, visitors and gateway communities to our national parks suffered enormously during the government shutdown in 2013 because of deliberate actions by the Obama administration. Right now less than 5 miles of the 27-mile Park Loop Road are open because of snow and ice.

However, she wrote in an email, "in the event of a shutdown, National Parks and other public lands will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures". Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into the park, despite the shutdown.

"She wanted to use the bathroom", said San Jose resident Nes Ab, 29, who was visiting Muir Beach with his friend Krista Katzenmeyer, 24, and found the parking lot closed and the restrooms locked.

"Any entry onto NPS and USFS property during this period of a federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk", the conservancy said in a statement issued Saturday. The Public Information Office phone line will not be staffed.

State parks would be unaffected by a government shutdown.

"We have been told all the parks do plan to stay open and function as usual", Gov. Steve Bullock's spokeswoman Marissa Perry said Friday morning. "So it's really disappointing that it actually happened, but it also says why we need staff there".

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, meanwhile, said it would have to furlough 95 percent of employees immediately. "[The Department of the] Interior has a really noble mission: being the stewards of our greatest treasures", Zinke said.

"The reality is that our parks can't operate without the Park Service", Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club's Associate Director of the Outdoors Campaign, said in a statement.

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